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Ive just had my c/section booked for the 6th of april and I was wondering - do you still have to have the Strep B swab test if its a planned c/section??
forgot to ask my OB - thought that some one here might know...??
Nope, it's not required. :)
You don't have to have it anyway, full stop. There is a very very small risk of the baby still being colonised with GBS if it gets into your amniotic fluid.
You should always watch your baby in the first hours/days for signs of respiratory distress and lethargy anyway, regardless of mode of birth and previous test results. GBS is a transient bacteria. If it's there at 37 weeks with a swab, doesn't mean it will be there at the time of birth.
i wouldnt think so, only reason i say this is because strep b is a bacteria in the vagina and well obviuosly c section isnt through the vagina so the baby would be at risk..... so i wouldnt think it would be necessary... i could be wrong
This is probably such a dumb question to ask but here goes anyway...
Do you always have strep b?
i found out i had it with Ds so would i then need another test with this pregnancy?
I am guessing its with you always.:confused:
You dont always have it. You do have to be tested each pregnancy. My friend was Neg with 1st child and Pos with 2nd.
I had to have the test even though I had an elective c-section booked.
Dunno Why? But I did.
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